2017 Public Child Law Conference

Event Details

Course Code: S3906
Speaker: Judge De Haas & others
Specialisations: Family, Conferences,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor, Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Date: Wednesday, 24 May, 2017
Time: 09:30 - 16:45

Members Price: £155
Non Members Price: £205

Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

9.00 – 9.30am Registration

9.30 – 9.40am Chairperson’s opening remarks ~ HH Judge De Haas QC, Designated Family Judge for Merseyside & Cheshire
9.40 – 10.15am Update on family Legal Aid – in the hope of saving your sanity ~ Beverley Watkins 
Billing issues including VHCC cases
Forthcoming changes 
10.15– 11am  The Family Drug and Alcohol Court – A District Judge’s Perspective ~ DJ Woodhead
What is FDAC
How does FDAC work
The court process and the roles of the participants
Lessons learnt and questions unanswered
11 - 11.15am Refreshments
11.20 -12pm       Brexit and the international movement of children ~ Chris Hames QC & Michael Edwards
Goodbye to Brussels II Revised and other European Regulations?
Hello to the 1996 Hague Convention?
Greater use of the inherent jurisdiction?
12-1pm Surviving Safeguarding: A Parent's perspective ~ ‘Annie’ 
Annie's session will cover her experiences of the child protection system both as a child, and as a parent, including;
Disguised compliance
The use of Section 20
Recurrent care proceedings
Newborn removal
1 – 2pm Lunch
2 – 2.20pm Brain injury: Accident or Abuse? ~ Neil Stoodley, Neuroradiologist
What is a neuroradiologist?
Injury mechanism
2.20 – 2.40pm Brain injuries from a family lawyer’s perspective - The Final Frontier? ~ Ms Fran Heaton QC 
Preparation for the trial 
Instructing experts and their role
Using the medical opinions during the trial
2.45 – 3.30pm   Sexual Exploitation ~ Victoria Hamilton 
Models of sexual violence and exploitation
Concepts of vulnerability - who is vulnerable, what does that mean
Impact of sexual violence and exploitation (& psychological effects of 
on-line exploitation)
Themes for intervention and recovery
3.30 – 3.45pm Refreshments
3.45 – 4.30pm General Update ~ Clive Baker 
An update on the topical and recent events in Public Law
4.30pm Chairperson’s closing remarks


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